EASTERN OF SANBIP (xOAKHALl).
(11) Jamar-par cbanda dar ashte ana tolar-par;
Zomdr-por tsdndd dor dshte and tdldr-por;
On-the-reat a-cess at-the-rate-of eight anna* par-rupee ;
(12) Chatigramer huinlam khabar Suljaner bap Bodde gechhe.
Tsdtigrdmer huwldm khobor Golfdtier lap Sodde gese.
Froui-Cliittagong I-heard news (that) GhulzSn's father to-tJae-Board
FREE TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING.
(1) How is it, 0 Haichani's father, that you did not attend yesterday's meeting ?
(2) How long will the Surveyors sent by * * * * travel from
field to field ?
(?) Let them measure the lands field by field, but we won't identify them.
(4) What can the Surveyors do with the measurement-papers of 134,2 ?
(5 and 6) If they come to beat us in our houses, we will run away far off, and shall
instruct our wives to say that we are not at home, but in Calcutta.
(7) Have you heard, 0 brothers, what information Chand Miyl has sent ?
(8) We will set red bulls on (i.e.9 set fire to) the houses of the persons with whom
the Surveyors lodge.
(9 and 10) While reciting the Friday prayers in the mosque, I heard others con-
sulting among themselves, that they would not allow their lands to be measured even at
the loss of their heads.
(11) And that they would realize a subscription, at the rate of eight annas per
rupee of their respective rents.
(12) Information has been received from Ohittagong, that Qhul Jan's father has
gone up on appeal to the Board of Revenue*
Separated from Dacca by the River Meghna, and together forming the delta which
lies between that river and the River Madhumati or Haringtata (both being mouths of
the Ganges), lie the two Districts of Faridpur on the north, and Backergunge on the
south. The dialect of the latter District closely agrees with that of Dacca, as will be
evident from the specimens to be given, and from the following note kindly furnished
by Mr. Beatson Bell, I.G.8., Collector of Backergunge.
1. In this District, as elsewhere, the endings of verbal forms are clipped. Thus,
baliydchhe is pronounced bolse> etc*
2. The aspiration is frequently omitted from soft consonants, J& being pronounced
as 6, dh as d, and gh as g. Thus—
dhar is pronounced as ddr.
IJidi „ bdi.
ghw „ gar.
3. The letter 4 e is sometimes pronounced like £ and sometimes as e. Thus d£,
one, hut he, he. In the phonetic transcriptions I write the sound which Mr. Beatson
Bell represents by £ as e. It is nearly but not quite the e in met.
4. Initial s is often pronounced ps & : e.g., Sishe is pronounced as heshe.
6. The letter Js in tlje middle of a word is generally pronounced as h : e.g., dkdl, a
famine, is pronounced dhdl. The Jc in the verb karite, to do, can also be throughout pro*
nounced as A»